The 2015 NFL Draft is just days away, and we will soon find out who the Atlanta Falcons will take with the eighth overall pick.
That’s unless they trade away the pick, of course. Any if there’s anything we do know, it’s that anything can happen on draft day.
Atlanta needs to improve its pass rush, and this would be an area expected to be addressed early. But will the Falcons’ first draft pick be in attendance on Thursday?
Some of the edge rushers who have been associated with the Falcons at No. 8 include Vic Beasley, Dante Fowler and Alvin Dupree — all three will be in attendance.
So will Todd Gurley, although I refuse to believe the Falcons will take him at eighth overall.
Will we be seeing the Falcons’ first pick on stage with the red jersey? Or will it be a video of him away from Chicago with his family?
While it doesn’t matter, it’s still fun to see the first draft pick on stage holding the team’s jersey in the air.
Below is a full list of the players scheduled to attend the draft in Chicago on Thursday night.
Arik Armstead, DL, Oregon
Vic Beasley, DE/LB, Clemson
La’el Collins, OL, LSU
Landon Collins, S, Alabama
Bud Dupree, LB, Kentucky
Cameron Erving, OL, Florida State
Dante Fowler, DE/LB, Florida
Melvin Gordon, RB Wisconsin
Randy Gregory, DE/LB, Nebraska
Todd Gurley, RB, Georgia
D.J. Humphries, OL, Florida
Kevin Johnson, CB, Wake Forest
Byron Jones, CB, Connecticut
Benardrick McKinney, LB, Mississippi State
Cedric Ogbuehi, OT, Texas A&M
DeVante Parker, WR, Louisville
Andrus Peat, OL, Stanford
Breshad Perriman, WR, Central Florida
Shane Ray, DL, Missouri
Brandon Scherff, OL, Iowa
Danny Shelton, DL, Washington
Devin Smith, WR, Ohio State
Donovan Smith, OT, Penn State
Jaelen Strong, WR, Arizona State
Laken Tomlinson, OL, Duke
Trae Waynes, CB, Michigan State
Kevin White, WR, West Virginia
Leonard Williams, DL, USC